i did what was listed at the bottom before i did anything else when i started to read on how to install the drivers. i dont know if the SELinux part applies to me or not though. i don't think it does, but what do i know, i just started using ubuntu/linux. i don't know what else to do at this point. thx netllama. anything else maybe? i hate to keep naggin, but if i get this done, then i should be good to go.